09/23/13 - Caribbean Journal - Haiti's Sunrise Airways to Launch Service to Cuba
By the Caribbean Journal staff
New air carrier Sunrise Airways says it has received permission to operate
flights between Cuba and Haiti.
The twice-weekly private service will operate between Port-au-Prince and
Holguin. It is set to launch the service in the early autumn of 2013.
It is the second new international route for the company, which launched
new service between Cap-Haitien and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos last
This initial entry into the Cuban market is another important step toward
our development plans, although this is only the beginning, said Philippe
Bayard, president of Sunrise Airways. As we move forward, we hope to
expand to other areas around Cuba, establishing even broader travel options
for both tourist and business travelers in the coming months.
The new service will operate on a charter basis to start out. The company
will offer the possibility of booking all-inclusive packages through SIREP
Tours and Cubatur in Cuba.
Sunrise hopes to transition to regular passenger service as the market
grows, Bayard said.
The company will operate the service using 19-seat Jetstream 32 aircraft.
In other news, the company announced that it had named Rodolfo Cueto Guerra
its new director of ground operations.
Cueto, a native of Havana, will direct responsibility for ground handling
services covering all Sunrise Airways flights.
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